Food Handlers Certificate Course
All food workers must have the skills and knowledge delivered in our nationally accredited Food Handler's Certificate training. Suitable for anyone who will handle, prepare or store food in the workplace, this course is one of our bestsellers for businesses who don't want to take any chances with the health and safety of their customers. It's also very popular with individuals who want to take their first step to a qualification in the food industry.
The Unit of Competency delivered by the Food Handler's Certificate course is 'SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety'. There are no pre-requisites for this course but attendees do need to have access to a commercial kitchen or similar.
Note. The Unit of Competency SITXFSA001 now supersedes SITXFSA101.
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What is Nationally Recognised Training?
Nationally recognised training is formal training designed to meet industry standards.
Obtaining a nationally recognised qualification means that you can be confident that the skills and knowledge you attain are recognised and valued across Australia.
Registered Training Organisation
Nationally Recognised Training is delivered in association with Australian Institute of Food Safety (Registered Training Organisation) (#41127).
What you'll learn
Our Food Handler's Certificate training is broken down into small, manageable sections each designed to further your understanding of food safety in the workplace.
Food Safety Laws & Responsibilities
Learn about food safety laws in Australia at a national, state and local level. Understand the legal responsibilities you will have in the workplace as a Food Handler.
Understanding Food Safety
Develop an in-depth understanding about food poisoning - what causes it and the dangers involved. We'll also take a look at the risks and symptoms of food poisoning and intolerances.
Maintaining a Clean Workplace
Cleaning and sanitising techniques, pest control, waste disposal, waste minimisation and reporting requirements are all covered in the Food Handler's Certificate course.
Excellent personal hygiene is essential for food handlers. In this course, we'll explore requirements for clothing, behaviour, reporting illness, hand washing and moving around the workplace.
Learning that meets your needs
At AIFS, we understand that every student learns differently and we want to help to meet your training needs.
At the Australian Institute of Food Safety we believe that online learning should be fun, engaging and effective. With that in mind, we have developed our online courses to maximise the learning outcomes for our students.
Our courses are broken down into small, manageable sections which comprise of presentations, interactive tasks and quick quizzes - all designed to improve learning and keep students interested.
The assessment comprises of three parts - online quizzes, online case studies and a downloadable observer report and declaration. The observer report must be completed by someone (usually in your work place) who has observed you completing food safety related activities. Typically the course takes around 3-4 hours.
What's more, you don't even need to sit at a computer or laptop to complete the course. By using the latest eLearning technologies, our courses now work on most mobile tablet devices. Typically the course takes around 3-4 hours.
If you are concerned about the language, literacy or numeracy requirements of this course, or if you require additional support during the enrolment and course delivery process then we encourage you to contact us in order to discuss your individual needs with a student support representative.
At AIFS, we understand that online training doesn't suit everybody and that some people simply learn better in a more traditional classroom based environment. We are pleased to offer training to meet these needs.
We can arrange training to be delivered at your workplace, or at a classroom local to your business location, and we have qualified professional Food Safety trainers to deliver this.
If you would like more information about our classroom based training, why not call us on 1300 797 020 or Click here to send us an email.
Language, Literacy & Numeracy Requirements
In order to complete this course you should be able to perform everyday tasks such as:
- Using an instant messenger tool
- Sending SMS text messages
- Responding to customer complaints
- Reading weights on a digital scale
If you have any concerns about whether you have the skills required to participate in this course, please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.